Just five hours north of Athens archaeologists have discovered a lost ancient Greek city dating back some 2,500 years.
The discovery of ancient ruins on the hillside where the city sits is nothing new to archaeologists, who had dismissed them as nothing more than part of an irrelevant settlement that once existed years ago.
However, researchers from the University of Gothenburg and the University of Bournemouth decided to take a closer look at the ruins and discovered a lost ancient city near the village of Vlochos.
Robin Ronnlund, the leader of the team of archaeologists said in a statement that he could not believe that no one ever thought to further explore the ruins that were evident on the hill.
“A colleague and I came across the site in connection with another project last year, and we realized the great potential right away,” he said adding, “The fact that nobody has ever explored the hill before is a mystery.”
So far since they started exploring the site back in September the team has uncovered everything from the remains of towers and city walls to ancient pottery and coins that date back as far as 500 BC.
The team hopes to utilize ground-penetrating radar to explore the ancient city instead of excavation, as they want to leave the site in the undisturbed condition that it has remained since fourth to third century BC, before it was abandoned.